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EDWIN HUGH MANNING (published on July 22, 2009)

EDWIN HUGH MANNING Edwin Hugh Manning died July 20, 2009, in Chicago, following a long illness. Hugh was born July 16, 1951, in Ontario, Canada. He earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Winnipeg and Brock University, and an MFA from the University of Toronto. Hugh began his long theatrical career as a puppeteer, toured Europe with the Canadian Puppet Festivals, and worked as a producer and animator at the National Film Board of Canada. After moving to Chicago in 1979, he worked in the theater and styled props for television, film, and stage productions. He was a member of the Textile Arts Centre, Chicago. He taught courses in textiles, fashion, and arts management at Columbia College, Chicago, and was the curator of the Fashion Columbia Study Collection. Hugh is survived by his partner of thirty years, David Dumo; a brother, Brian (Joanne) Manning; a sister, Karen Manning; two nephews, C.J. Manning and Jason Dumo, and a niece, Aynsley Manning; and innumerable friends. Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Manning and Marguerite (Lemieux) Manning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American and Canadian Cancer Societies. A celebration of Hugh's life will be held at a later date.


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